I have been pondering some more...
I am currently redoing my upstairs which will be my studio/craft area. I have taken all my books pertaining to knitting/sewing/clay etc upstairs along with all the Fashion Royalty/Barbie/Monster High dolls to be displayed on shelves I moved up there while I work on diorama stuff too. This way it will keep my cats from noming on any fresh doll limbs that might seem tasty.
The MH's I have no problem taking them out of their boxes, but the boxes are all in totes in the closet. So I think I have decided to just cut the backs off the packages and throw the rest away, that way I keep the little cute drawing and bio's which is what I have done with the fashion packs but dont have to deal with all these boxes.
The FR's get taken out of their boxes so that I can play with them and redress them, but I put the box back in the shipper and those get stored in the closet, because I know later it might keep a value if I still have it if I had to sell.
I have pretty much every barbie basic they came out with..plus the
accessory packs as well as some random barbie collector dolls I have
picked up here and there. Im trying to decided on taking them out of the
boxes or not. I could get all the basics on one shelf if they weren't in
the boxes. I know theres more value in keeping them in the box, though some I have kept in boxes for a couple years and they are not worth any more then what I paid.
Im trying to see what it is other collecters out there do...I have seen
that some dont remove their dolls from boxes while some do. Let me know!